Retinal Photo Screening for Diagnosing Autism; Near 100% Accuracy

February 27, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

AI models using retinal images achieve near perfect accuracy in diagnosing autism
“This diagnostic study examined the potential of deep learning [MORE]

Researching Autism with Brain Organoids

June 28, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Researching Autism with Brain Organoids
“Mutations in the chromodomain helicase DNA-binding 8 (CHD8) gene are a frequent cause of autism spectrum [MORE]

Brain Organoids Mimic Autism

March 16, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Dr. Muotri, Director of Stem Cell Program at UCSD
While many scientists in regenerative medicine research work on whole organ regeneration, [MORE]

AI and Imaging for Defining Mental Disorders

October 6, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Images used by AI to diagnose mental disorders
There are no blood or genetic tests for mental illnesses, and they are [MORE]

Whole Exome Sequencing

June 18, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Exome sequencing
While whole genome sequencing vs. whole exome sequencing offers a choice between completeness and cost, with WES being about [MORE]

Functional Lab-Grown Brain Organoids

February 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Slice of brain organoid
UCSD neuroscientists have grown stem cells into tissue resembling the brain’s cortex.  Further, those “organoids” display EEG [MORE]

First Wearable PET Scanner

November 1, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wearable PET Scanner
It must be more than a small problem to do a brain scan of a patient with Parkinson’s [MORE]

Transforming Skin Cells to Brain Tissue for Autism Research

October 27, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human Brain Organoid
Yale University neuroscientists have grown brain “organoids” from induced pluripotent stem cells, converted from skin cells of autism [MORE]

Genetic Link to Autism

August 25, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Protein SHANK3
“Spectrum disorder” actually applies to every disease, but it has gained notable usage in describing autism, where genetic and [MORE]

How the Brain and Immune System Connect

August 11, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Old and New Lymphatic System Map
The central nervous system does not present lymphatic vessels, or so neuroanatomists have thought at [MORE]

Will “Mood Sweaters” Really Make Your Life More Colorful?

April 22, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mood Sweater
With the fashion for reporting peoples’ feelings and Facebook users willing to reveal their every thought online, why not [MORE]

Fierce’s 15 Innovative Devices from 2013

January 28, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Clearpath Ocular Glucose Monitor
This list included biomarkers for autism and thyroid cancer, devices to control hunger and deliver [MORE]

First Whole Genome Sequencing for Autism

October 22, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

With 99 individuals in the study (32 having autism spectrum disorder; the others being relatives of the 32, plus [MORE]

A Stressometer on Your Wrist

February 26, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Neumitra Stress Monitor
Psychiatrists know that unrelenting stress can have serious consequences, from depression and panic attacks to violence [MORE]